- Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 02/06/2016 - 01:50 AM
Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" has opened more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, the country where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie. There were concerns right-wing extremists may try to disrupt the opening on Saturday. The crowd at Theatre Image Forum in Tokyo appeared engrossed in the film, flinching at the torture scenes and sympathizing with the hero, Louis Zamperini. The distributor said in a statement it decided to go ahead as various views on war should be expressed. "Unbroken" is based on the true story of Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who was abused in World War II camps until Japan's defeat in 1945.
- Image Awards open with rap on diversity snubs of other shows
Associated Press, Friday - 02/05/2016 - 09:54 PM
Anthony Anderson invoked NWA at the start of the NAACP Image Awards for a rap about the lack of racial diversity at other awards shows.
- Adele might not like it, but Donald Trump can use her music
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Friday - 02/05/2016 - 04:38 PM
While waiting for Donald Trump to take the stage this week at a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, fans listened to a few hit songs by Adele, "Skyfall" and "Rolling in the Deep."
- John Scofield goes back to the future on Grammy-nominated CD
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Friday - 02/05/2016 - 12:56 PM
Jazz guitarist John Scofield went back to the future on his Grammy-nominated CD "Past Present," reuniting members of his acclaimed quartet from the early 1990s to play his new …
- Solange Knowles loses her wedding ring in New Orleans parade
Kansas City Star, Friday - 02/05/2016 - 11:07 AM
Solange Knowles lost her wedding ring while riding in a New Orleans parade an as honorary member of the Krewe of Muses. …
- Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 02/05/2016 - 01:17 AM
Casinos worried that millennials aren't getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other offbeat attractions to attract a younger clientele.
- J.J. Watt feels concussions are an expected injury
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 09:28 PM
Houston Texans defensive end J. J. Watt says he knew concussions were a risk when he decided to play football, so he's not any more alarmed by the studies of prolonged head…
- Column: Goodell riding high, and so is the unstoppable NFL
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 07:49 PM
Roger Goodell might as well mail this one in. Just before noon on Friday, the NFL commissioner will stand before a gaggle of media and deliver his annual State of the NFL address.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Alicia Keys flirty appeal to Speaker Ryan
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 05:53 PM
Singer Alicia Keys has a flirty message for Speaker Paul Ryan: He can be her Valentine if the House acts on criminal justice reform.
- CBS aims to strike balance with added Super Bowl cameras
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 03:55 PM
With some 70 cameras located from the pylons in the end zone to those isolated on single players, the ability to show plays from a 360-degree perspective and tracking tech…
- Run-DMC to open for Chili Peppers at pre-Super Bowl concert
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 07:41 AM
Run-DMC will open up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a pre-Super Bowl concert in San Francisco.
- Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 01:24 AM
A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divu…
- Jimmy Buffett musical to premiere at California theater
Associated Press, Wednesday - 02/03/2016 - 03:26 PM
The Jimmy Buffett musical will make its world premiere next year somewhere nice and warm - the La Jolla Playhouse in California.